One of the things that analysts look for when assessing the potential of any prospective stallion is the presence of other stallions in his family. Are there any? Were they any good? Are there reasons why some might have disappointed? Or have one or more of them being a notable success?
When Invincible Spirit began his career he could boast of being a Group 1-winning son of Green Desert (by Danzig) and of the classic star Rafha (by Kris), a mare whose dam was a half-sister to the classic-placed pattern winner and leading sire Pitcairn (by Petingo).
Those credentials augured well for his prospects and, although he looked like a horse who could do well in his new role, it is fair to say that the Irish National Stud's flag bearer has exceeded expectations. He is also showing signs of leaving a lasting impact via his stallion sons and broodmare daughters.
Rafha's five blacktype offspring also include the Group 3-placed Kodiac (by Danehill), a Tally-Ho Stud stallion who has worked his way up through the ranks to become one of the most sought-after sires and he too has a growing number of sons going to stud.
Al Anood (by Danehill) is a stakes-placed half-sister to Rafha and to Chiang Mai (by Sadler's Wells), the pattern-winning dam of Group 1 Pretty Polly Stakes heroine Chinese White (by Dalakhani). She is, therefore, very closely related to Invincible Spirit, she could be described as being a three-parts sister to Kodiac, and so that makes her dual Group 1-winning son Pride Of Dubai an eye-catching additions to the European stallion ranks.
His Group 1 wins came over six and seven furlongs in Australia as a two-year-old, he was short-headed by Of The Brave in a Group 3 contest over five and a half furlongs, and he is a son of Street Cry (by Machiavellian), the late champion sire whose stallion sons include Shocking, Street Boss, Street Hero and Street Sense.
Coolmore Stud's reverse-shuttler has 104 registered foals in the northern hemisphere half of his global first crop. He looks likely to get his best representatives in the five to 10-furlong range.
PRIDE OF DUBAI (AUS) – b.2012 – Street Cry – Al Anood, 2 wins inc Sires Produce Stakes (Gr1), Blue Diamond Stakes (Gr1), 2nd Blue Diamond Prelude (Gr3). Sire in Australia & Ireland. First northern hemisphere foals in 2018.
Bc - Alice Thornton (by Hurricane Run) Goffs November not sold
Bc - Amaya (by Kingmambo) Goffs November not sold
Bc - Boca Raton (by Approve) Goffs November not sold
Chc - Cool Cap (by Captain Rio) Tatts IRE November not sold
Bc - Crystal Crossing (by Royal Academy) Goffs November €26,000
B/brf - Dacio (by Harlan’s Holiday) Goffs November €4,500
Chf - Dehbanu (by King’s Best) Goffs November €9,000
Chf - Duchess Diva (by Duke Of Marmalade) Goffs November €19,000 (p/s)
Chf - Erelight (by Erewhon) Goffs November not sold
Bf - Far Away Eyes (by High Chaparral) Goffs November not sold
Bc - Firedance (by Lomitas) Arqana December €57,000
Bf - Freedom Rock (by Rock Of Gibraltar) Tattersalls December not sold
Chc - Glimmer Of Peace (by Intikhab) Goffs November €10,000
Chc - Golden Passion (by Arakan) Tatts IRE November not sold
Bc - In My Life (by Rainbow Quest) Goffs November withdrawn
Bf - Iontas (by Invincible Spirit) Goffs November withdrawn
Bf - Jennings (by Jeremy) Goffs November withdrawn
Bf - Just Wondering (by Danehill Dancer) Goffs November €11,000
Bf - Laka (by Oasis Dream) Tattersalls November not sold
Chf - Lamyaa (by Arcano) Tattersalls December 28,000gns
Bf - Melodynetson (by U S Ranger) Goffs November not sold
Bc - Michael’s Song (by Refuse To Bend) Tattersalls November 82,000gns
Bc - Million Waves (by Mull Of Kintyre) Goffs November not sold
Grf - Mizayin (by Clodovil) Tatts IRE November not sold
Bc - Munyatee (by Dylan Thomas) Tattersalls November 25,000gns
Bf - Not My Way (by Acclamation) Goffs November not sold
Chf - Penny Sixpence (by Kheleyf) Tattersalls December not sold
Bf - Queen Of Tara (by Sadler’s Wells) Goffs November not sold
Bf - Rohain (by Singspiel) Goffs November not sold
Bc - Royal Guinevere (by Invincible Spirit) Goffs November €22,000
Bc - Serendy (by Pleasantly Perfect) Arqana December €3,000
Bf - Singuna (by Black Sam Bellamy) Arqana December not sold
Bc - Spanish Doll (by Dubawi) Goffs November €6,000 (p/s)
Bc - Stunned Silence (by Officer) Goffs November not sold
Bc - Stylish Design (by Henrythenavigator) Goffs November €26,000
Bc - Tempura (by Cape Cross) Goffs November €24,000
Bc - Timba (by Oasis Draem) Goffs November €35,000
Bf - Unnatural (by Proud Citizen) Tattersalls November 14,000gns
Bc - Vibe Queen (by Invincible Spirit) Goffs November €22,000
Bc - Weetles (by High Chaparral) Tattersalls November not sold
Bc - Whatelseaboutyou (by Canford Cliffs) Goffs November withdrawn
Bf - Xceedingly Excited (by Exceed And Excel) Goffs November not sold
Bc - Yeah Baby (by Danehill Dancer) Goffs November €37,000
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